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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 August 2007 (USA)
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Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

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Joe Swanberg

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Cast

Cast overview:
Greta Gerwig ... Hannah
Kent Osborne ... Matt
Andrew Bujalski ... Paul
Ry Russo-Young ... Rocco
Mark Duplass ... Mike
Todd Rohal Todd Rohal ... Brian Duges
Tipper Newton ... Minnie
Kris Swanberg ... Gaby (as Kris Williams)
Kevin Bewersdorf Kevin Bewersdorf ... Guy Who Lays Down
Ivan Albertson Ivan Albertson ... Stephen
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Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of their friendship? Written by Joe Swanberg

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hannah Sobe as Escadas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,901, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$22,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,923
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Shot without a script. See more »

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Featured in Brows Held High: Tiny Furniture (2014) See more »

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Larry Williams Beat
Composed and Performed by Kevin Bewersdorf
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21 July 2019 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

I love the camera. I hate the lighting.

I love the acting. I hate the locations.

The story, as with seemingly all Swanberg movies, is trying to say something. Than it branches into something else. Than the movie is almost ready and too slow. So they put the tits - sex scene at the beginning as bait. Which already feels dishonest, especially since it's a movie about the lack of intimacy.

Somehow anything touched by Swanberg can't go further than 20 minutes. And the NetFlix team that gave him Easy knew that very well.

And it's so frustrating. And it goes for the whole Mumble Core. The acting is a slap in the face of the formulaic "classical theater" of the HollyWood movies. It's beautiful. Apart the piglet shape of Swanberg, the actors are beautiful too. The real life is brought on the screen. No more magical covers that hide her tits and his bush. Yet the stores, one after another, are crap. And Gerwig has shown she can go the distance. And it's so frustrating.


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